Finding your voice- in life and at work

  A couple of weeks ago, I was visiting my 15 month old grandson, Roudi. He had just started to say his first words and was so excited to try to communicate these with me. You could see the wonder in his eyes as he showed me his toys and was trying to voice their names. Everything is brand new in his eyes and it is a joy to behold and to watch him test out his new voice. So this got me...

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Social Media Leadership & the Vancouver Riots

I am embarrassed. I am in disbelief. I am mad. To see the absolute mayhem and destruction in Vancouver last night after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup Finals was nothing short of disgusting. For a city that just a few hours early was at its finest, we sure managed to turn that 2010 Olympic and 2011 Stanley Cup Playoff energy and buzz into ridicule and shame. Yet through the chaos,...

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Create incredible corporate goals, Luongo style

If you don't keep score, how will you know when you win? The focus and engagement level of a team that is aligned in its goal, clear on its mission and committed from all angles to achieving specific results... is a force to be reckoned with. When an organization has well articulated goals, strategies, objectives... and of course Leadership, there is no excuse for every single person in that...

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How to step back as a leader so others can step up

Let's face it. In leadership roles, we get caught up in the rush of feeling "needed",  solving problems, making things  "happen" and driving direction. I think something else happens though as well. When "the boss" is around all the time, even the most high performing teams can get a sense of security from trusting that you are there to jump in, answer questions, set direction, be...

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Is HR Ready for Social Technology?

Here is a short interview that I did with an HR peer about using social technology in the workplace; I was the interviewer. ME: What do you think of employees using social technology in the workplace? CLEVER HR PEER:  Well, I’m not really sure... it appears that our employees who are on their Facebook are not really doing any real work for the benefit of the company but I hear all the...

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